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WVU Student Researching Effects of Reproductive Politics on West Virginia Women

West Virginia University junior Ashley Brash is researching the effects of reproductive politics on women in West Virginia. Brash’s research focuses on interpreting actions by legislators and construction of arguments against abortion and...
19-Apr-2018 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites


WVU’s GangaRao Testifies Before House Committee on the Use of Composites in Infrastructure

In testimony delivered today (April 18) to the U.S. House of Representative’s Committee on Science, Space and Technology, Hota GangaRao, Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at West Virginia University, discussed the importance of...
18-Apr-2018 12:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites


WVU Assistant Professor Receives Prestigious NSF CAREER Award

— Brian Popp, assistant professor of chemistry at West Virginia University, has been awarded the National Science Foundation’s prestigious CAREER award. The award recognizes Popp’s development of new methods utilizing carbon dioxide reactions...
17-Apr-2018 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Zuckerberg Testimony Is ‘Turning Point’ for Data Privacy Discussion

While West Virginia University social media expert Elizabeth Cohen says dramatic changes may not occur in Facebook’s business model—or even in people’s online behaviors—she says Mark Zuckerberg’s congressional testimony is a societal...
11-Apr-2018 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites


WVU Creating Pathways to Flexible Humanities Degrees, Careers

English professor, Humanities Center interim director receives NEH Next Generation Ph.D. grant to support doctoral training
9-Apr-2018 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites


Researcher Investigates Role of Misfolded Proteins in Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and Huntington’s Disease

Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and Huntington’s disease may have more in common than their effects on the functions of the brain and spinal cord. And finding that common thread could lead to a treatment that could work for all three.
28-Mar-2018 12:30 PM EDT Add to Favorites


WVU Researchers Win Inaugural R&D Grant From AVEVA

West Virginia University is one of only two universities worldwide selected to receive a research and development program award from AVEVA, a leader in engineering and industrial software. The first-of-its-kind award will be used to focus on the...
28-Mar-2018 10:45 AM EDT Add to Favorites


West Virginia University Launches Minor in Addiction Studies to Combat the Nation’s Opioid Crisis

The minor, open to undergraduate students in all academic disciplines, will provide students with a broad-based view of addiction theories, assessment and treatment to prepare them for employment in substance use disorder treatment and related...
26-Mar-2018 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Expert Sees Threats of Increased Military Conflict in Syria

Once a point of potential cooperation in the early days of the Trump administration, Syria is now an area of possible increased military conflict as the interests of the U.S. and Russia diverge in the Middle East, a West Virginia University expert...
13-Apr-2018 10:05 AM EDT

WVU Expert: Ryan’s Decision to Retire Is Calculated

Paul Ryan’s decision to retire is likely rooted in fears that he could lose his seat in the upcoming election, that the GOP could lose the majority—or both, according to one West Virginia University expert. American politics expert Jason...
12-Apr-2018 12:05 PM EDT


Experts Say Impact of MLK Jr.’s Legacy Evident 50 Years After Assassination

3-Apr-2018 2:05 PM EDT

Experts Discuss the Business End of Data Aggregation in Light of the Cambridge Analytica Scandal

22-Mar-2018 3:25 PM EDT

‘Betrayal to the Public’ May End Social Network Sites’ Claim They Aren’t Media Companies, Expert Says

22-Mar-2018 11:55 AM EDT


Researcher Believes Cambridge Analytica/Facebook Controversy Reflects “Common Shady Practice”

21-Mar-2018 4:05 PM EDT


Engineer Believes Design Fault May Be to Blame for Florida International University Pedestrian Bridge Collapse

15-Mar-2018 6:05 PM EDT


PA-18 Shows Trend of Changing Voter Priorities

15-Mar-2018 1:05 PM EDT

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